US: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has awarded the Raytheon Company a five year contract valued at 240 million dollars. Raytheon will continue its support of the Earth Observing Systems Data and Information System to help researchers analyse climate data for a better understanding of how to protect the planet. NASA’s EarthData system absorbs, archives and makes earth science data available to the scientific community across the world. Under the new contract, Raytheon will continue to proactively make improvements that enable more integrated data access and data sets for science applications. This will include software maintenance and enhancement, development of applications to process and visualise data, and system and hardware evolution.